Does the Bible really forbid premarital sex?

Question by Jenna: Does the Bible really forbid premarital sex?
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“There is absolutely nothing in the bible forbidding premarital sex. It is one of the traditions that is man made to control people. The only reference is in the OT and in the NT only the total mistranslation of the Greek word “porneia” as “fornication” – a clear lie that has no basis.

There is nothing said about premarital sex in the New Testament.
The scriptures were not written in English. The koline Greek word that has been mistranslated as fornication is porneia. There is no biblical basis whatsoever to translate porneia into fornication (singles sex).

Porneia meant sexual immorality which included:

1) Sex during women’s menstruation.

2) Adultery which biblically was understood by the Hebrews to mean wrong for a married women to have sex with another man since violated her husbands property rights. It was never understood to be wrong for a married man since his wife had no such rights. The married man could have as many wives and concubines (breeders) as he wished as long as not married (another man’s property. Nothing ever was wrong with singles sexuality. “Fornication” is a total mistranslation of Greek “porneia”.

3)Pagan sex goddess prostitution. Porneia as used in I Cor 6-9, falsely translated in some bibles as fornication was actually the practice of the prostitutes in the Temples of Corinth selling their services as a part of pagan fertility goddess worship which was what Paul was warning against.
4) Pederasty – one of the worst of all sexual sins that took various forms.

Adultery in biblical times did not mean what it means to us today. Clearly there was never a word said about the fact Hebrew men could have as many wives, concubines (breeders) and “other women” as they could afford. THIS IS NOT ADULTERY, in the Hebrew understanding of the Adultery Commandment of Moses. Adultery as understood by what Moses said was only wrong for married women, never a married man.

Christ taught in the Sermon on the Mount that the only law is the law of love. He demonstrated this by reversing four of the OT laws which conflicted with loving people. Therefore anything that was hurtful, not by mutual consent etc. would be immoral for a Christian, but obviously not loving sexuality regardless of marital status or natural sexual orientation.

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Answer by nanny
im sorry but im not going to read all that the bible dosent tell you you have to do this or you have to do that its like a guideline something to keep in mind when things are going tough if you want to have premarital sex go a head but from advises try not to and god blessed you with a mind of your own every one has a different set of whats right and whats wrong so you can figure it all out if you feel it is wrong dont do it and if you do he will forgive you if you feel it is ok then its ok

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